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Submitted by LewisDenby 1449d ago | news

STALKER 2 cancelled as GSC Game World faces closure?

After initially denying reports that STALKER 2 been cancelled as its studio faces closure, GSC Game World appears to have confirmed its demise... (PC, PS3, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, Xbox 360)

Update Dmitri Bourkovski, the man who appeared to out the cancellation of STALKER 2 and the demise of GSC Game World, tells BeefJack he has "no connection" to the project and was just reporting what he has heard. Not to say the reports aren't true, just that they appear to be unverified.

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Apotheosize  +   1449d ago
Goddamn noooo
ATi_Elite   1449d ago | Bad language | show
ATi_Elite  +   1449d ago
STALKER 2 update......Nothing confirmed so this is just a Horrible joke!
Bad language...NOT REALLY cause i've seen worse language in articles, this thread, and why did i get 2 disagrees? Seriously I only posted FACTS and i informed the public FIRST that Dmitri Bourkovsk does not have a connection to STALKER 2 before they updated it on N4G!

I'm so sick of the Haters on this website that it's become very annoying. If you don't like my post then don't read them but many people like the information i provide.

I provided more information than the original article and once again I always provide links and proof and those links are the best sources of STALKER info that you can get from the Ukrainian Dev team.

Again NOTHING has been confirmed, NO official statements from any GSC employee and until i get an official Tweet from GSC or an official response from Sergei or Oleg then I'm sticking to this news being just a Rumor!

keep an eye on these links cause they are Official GSC links!/gscst...

STALKER 2 = 2012
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ATi_Elite  +   1449d ago
It's very TRUE!!!... :(
Last information I got was that GSC Game World is in FACT closing their doors and STALKER 2 will be on hold................

Cause they are moving to a New Building!!! Once they get everything set-up development will resume but the game is still on target for a 2012 release date.

STALKER 2 2012!!
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nskrishna2  +   1448d ago
heart broken
bozebo  +   1448d ago
No idea why people hate you :S
Well actually I do it's because they are morons. But don't worry, it's not just N4G - like 70% of the world's population are morons; most of them have an excuse though but not the ones here on N4G.

More onto the point, I'm so glad they are not actually closing ^_^ (are they? I am confuzzled)

I loved Cossacks but couldn't get into Stalker (had a bad graphics card so I borrowed it but I can max it easily now). Just as soon as I am 100% sure they aren't closing I will buy Stalker (don't want the money going to some evil publisher that ends up grabbing the IP).

edit: Oh... Stalker 2 is multiplat? Damn it's probably going to be rubbish then. Time will tell though...

Also, "heart broken", what? He said they AREN'T closing. Though word around the net seems to say they are :/ I'm still not sure.
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JsonHenry  +   1448d ago
This sucks so bad. Hopefully they sell it off to a decent developer so we can get more Stalker.
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1449d ago
ah man, wow. big time bummer. :(

RedDead  +   1449d ago
kevnb  +   1449d ago
trying to go multiplat seems to have killed them... Let that be a lesson, consoles are mostly just for established blockbusters or big name devs.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1449d ago
doubt it's because of them going multi.i think they have been in some financial trouble for quite some time..4A games are not some big name studio and they are releasing a sequel to the cult hit Metro.
SolidGear3  +   1449d ago
The Metro team worked on the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and then branched off to create 4A. Maybe those GSC developers could goto 4A and start up a team to finish S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. Maybe get backing from THQ to make it happen and ensure it goes multiplat.
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kevnb  +   1449d ago
4a has thq backing them, without them it would be the same story.
BongSmack  +   1449d ago
It's more likely they didn't make enough from their first games in the series because their audience was limited to the PC.
Bladesfist  +   1449d ago
They said it was for personal reasons...
bozebo  +   1448d ago
Financial failures are more common on consoles than PC tbh - especially since the uptake in digital distribution. (Stalker came about a little before digital distribution exploded but it was a huge financial success without DRM)

Ah, well... there have been some blundering MMO failures but that is because the games themselves were bad not because they were on PC.

# Staff costs are lower (dont need experts in a particular platform, there is a massive pool of PC programmers across the globe)
# Distribution costs are lower
# No platform fees to be paid
# Largest possible target audience (but it's then reduced a fair whack because ~80% of people pirate the game)
# Audience (in general) isn't shallow and will actually buy games with bad graphics (so small developers aren't shoved around by big name developers)
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JsonHenry  +   1448d ago
Except it sold really well on PC. More so than some Console only games. It may be just a ploy to get in good with another company that has publisher backing. For some reason the Stalker Games always had trouble finding a publisher for their games.
xtremexx  +   1449d ago
i hate it when any game studio gets closed down or is going to be closed down
Nalrogi  +   1449d ago
*James Earl Jones impression*
Alos88  +   1449d ago
Worst part is the guy in charge closed it for "personal reasons".
Yeah, because you couldn't have just stepped down and not fired everyone and cancelled a project you had put countless hours into.
LewisDenby  +   1449d ago
'Worst part is the guy in charge closed it for "personal reasons".' Source?
Alos88  +   1449d ago
Ok, didn't spot the "supposedly" bit, I'm a tool, sorry guys.
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1449d ago
here is the original story if you can translate.
mynameisEvil  +   1449d ago
But... I was looking forward to this.

Kingdom Come  +   1449d ago
That is incredibly unfortunate, they where fantastic developers of who were, if anything, underrated. I wish the staff Good Luck for the future and that the S.T.A.L.K.E.R franchise falls in to good hands...
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NYC_Gamer  +   1449d ago
i am so sad to read about this news :(
kramun  +   1449d ago


EDIT:That's just made me a very unhappy bunny, Stalker 2 was my most wanted game. I hope it still gets made somehow. Damn.
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SolidGear3  +   1449d ago
Son of a bitch!!! I was looking ahead to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and finally being able to play a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. since a port was being made for PS3. Guess now I'll just have Metro: Last Light to look ahead to.
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Liquid_Ocelot  +   1448d ago
Same here!! Fuck!!
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1449d ago
Was looking forward to this game =/
topgeareasy  +   1449d ago
if true
wheres EA partners when you need them come on EA
LewisDenby  +   1449d ago
See update. This is all very odd.
nondecaf  +   1449d ago
Beefjack is trolling.
LewisDenby  +   1449d ago
Trolling how, exactly? This story has been picked up by every bloomin' site on the web...
rdgneoz3  +   1449d ago
@LewisDenby So there have never been any false rumors ever picked up and run with by a bunch of sites before? It might be true, never know, but a guy that has "'no connection' to the project and was just reporting what he has heard" is a credible source? I think I may have heard of a few developers closing shop and games being canceled myself...
nondecaf  +   1449d ago
It's trolling because they did no do enough research,making it sound like it was cancelled then we get an update saying their informant has nothing to do with the company and Alos88 has a link stating the same thing.
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LewisDenby  +   1449d ago
For those who haven't noticed, this article has been constantly updating with new information. When it first hit the front page, the guy's comments weren't included at all, just the initial tweets and official comments from GSC. The subsequent tweet was added to the article as 'confirmation', then subsequently corrected, but the rumour existed long before that tweet even appeared.
M1chl  +   1449d ago
Just no, please : ( STALKER is one of my favourite franchizes...
FearNoAngel  +   1449d ago
Sony should but them :)
Raoh  +   1449d ago
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooo
SageHonor  +   1449d ago
Shame developers work so hard..all those hours... only for this to happen..
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1449d ago
here is pretty much all the leaked conceptual art and a few screens.
wallis  +   1449d ago
TheOwnmaster  +   1449d ago
CanadianTurtle  +   1449d ago
I really hope this isn't true. Its sad to see games with really good potential being canceled. And its even sadder to see crap games see the light of day. Games like (I am Alive)....
BongSmack  +   1449d ago
You have a very good point. But how do you even know if I Am Alive is even one of those games. It hasn't been released yet. It may never be released.
SolidGear3  +   1449d ago
I Am Alive is finished and was suppose to release next week but now it's postponed until next month.
CanadianTurtle  +   1448d ago
As a gamer who's played many different types of games, I just know these things. I've seen many videos of I am Alive, and the gameplay and overall presentation of the game is just very poor. And I'm talking about the close to final product. I mean, if you think about it, there are so many games out there these days that have lots to offer. So why would anyone who cares about their money choose "I am Alive" over them?

Even as a downloadable game, I am Alive has to prove itself worthy of my time and money. But it has failed to do so.
sonicsidewinder  +   1449d ago
What a fucking shame...

Bad day for PC gaming.
Liquid_Ocelot  +   1448d ago
For all games as a whole I'd say, not matter what console/handheld/device you may get your 'fix' from. We are ALL gamers, from web browser flash games(loved those) to Xboxes, PlayStations, Wiis to PSPs and DS' to iOS and Android devices to OnLive to the more hardcore PC gaming to any type of gaming out there. It's a very very sad day for all of us, even when we lose a franchise that may be exclusive to a platform or that may have never seen the light on half of the platforms I just mentioned. It's a loss :(

Excuse my English.
Starbucks_Fan  +   1449d ago
WELL SUCK MY BALLS. this sucks
BiggsnWedge  +   1449d ago
nskrishna2  +   1448d ago
I'm heartbroken. This is very sad news indeed
DFresh  +   1448d ago
That really sucks.
Johandevries  +   1448d ago
I am going to play SoC the whole fucking night and get drunk in the process

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